G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Fund Guidelines

The G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation accepts applications for grants.  Applications must be submitted by September 1 each year for review.

Successful grantees are required to submit a grant report within twelve (12) months of the date the grant was processed The report will indicate all progress related to the goals and evaluation measures identified in the proposal application.

An audited financial statement for the most recent fiscal year and a project budget should be submitted. 

The purpose of the grant is to support charitable organizations and causes in Southern Saskatchewan.  Southern Saskatchewan is defined from Davidson to the southern border with the United States and the provincial borders with Alberta and Manitoba.

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, an organization must:

  • Be a registered charity, qualified donee as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) or have an affiliation agreement with and a letter of endorsement of the program from a qualified donee such as a registered municipality.

Funds shall be used for specific projects related to:

  • Health
  • Arts and Culture
  • Aboriginal organizations and programming
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Support for low income, poverty, and homelessness

Funds shall not be used for:

  • Operating or capital deficits
  • Publication of books, magazines, films, tapes or other media of communication including funding for computers, computer software, etc.
  • Establishment of endowment funds
  • Investment
  • Retroactive funding for past project expenses
  • Individuals
  • Political activities
  • Continuing or multi-year commitments

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • How were the project needs determined?
  • What methods were used to identify the need?
  • Which granting priority area does the project apply to?
  • What capacity does the organization have to complete the project?
  • What factors determine success?
  • Are there other funders or funding committed to the project?
  • Have any necessary approvals been achieved?
  • Has any other work in this area been undertaken?

Preference is given to projects that affect work at the local level, encourage local partnerships, and leverage additional sources of funding.

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